A large fire at a scrap yard near Sterling put out a lot of smoke Thursday afternoon at about 1:30 p.m. The fire has forced a subdivision to evacuate as a precaution.
A Logan County rancher convicted of animal cruelty after dozens of cattle carcasses were found on his property last year has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
A bill to enhance the power of the Colorado officials in ranchers’ water disputes with gas and oil companies has won initial backing in the House.
State officials say an inmate was killed at a prison in Sterling, and the death is being investigated as a homicide.
It’s been a bone dry start to winter on Colorado’s Eastern Plains, but some homeowners are having to bail out their basements near Sterling.